porternator (2) - - JAN 30, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Found this on tap at the Yard House in Chino Hills. Barney Flats aged in a bourbon barrel! I’ve tried many stouts that have been aged in bourbon barrels some are good and some are so over powered by bourbon and oak that they taste like soy sauce. The good news is Anderson Valley nailed this one. If you Enjoyed the Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout like I did this is gonna rock your world. The Appearance is Black l and it had a 1" head that stuck around for little while leaving a nice little lacing on the glass. The aroma is intoxicating in itself, bourbon ,oak, cocoa, and coffee up front and sharing the stage nothing really overpowering the other. The mouth feel is smooth and creamy as expected from an oatmeal stout. It taste like it smells except the malts and hops come forward and add tho the blend. The mild after taste is just like it smells mild bourbon and oak burn with chocolate. My new Favorite. Now if I can just find it in Bottles around here.
alex_leit (522) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Almost black with light-brown foam. Aroma: sour and spice of the barrel, chocolate and ice cream, roasted, a little bourbon. Taste: ice cream with chocolate and vanilla, bourbon, light acidity, velvety.
markwise (4824) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Frog Spring Hill. Pours a stout brown with an off-tan head. Nose is some chocolate, some boozy whiskey, some earth, and some almost cola flavor. Flavor hits with chocolate, soda, some boozy bourbon, and a hint of earth. Light in body and lingering boozy bourbon into the finish.
Moebbels (494) - FINLAND - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shows a pitch black body with virtually no head. Nose has a really heavy dose of bourbon with a somewhat unpleasant note. The taste is fairly sweet with a mellow, mildly bitter finish. Medium carbonation and hefty palate. The bourbon barrel aging really pushes through on the nose and is a bit overwhelming.
vjohans (479) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
vanilla, woody, smoke, caramel, black, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,
finol (2496) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks vjohans.
Pours black with a tan head.
Taste chocolate, rosted malts, some licorice and bourbon. A bit too thin for all taste.
Malin_aiisa (231) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark almost black, brown head.
Aroma coffee, sour oak and bourbon.
Taste licorice, bitter, not so sweet, alcoholic taste.
Nice, but flat finish, light texture, fizzy.
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon and wood. Taste is again mostly bourbon and wood. Very little beer taste there. This is decidedly not an ’imperial stout’. I won’t get this one again. Disappointing.
batneil (471) - - JUL 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Closer to a porter than a stout, I thought. Nice enough though; the bourbon flavour stops short of being overpowering.
Achel (179) - GREECE - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2015 Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tqn head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and chocolate. Vanilla, toasted dark malty. Lingering dark roasted malty and light breadish. Dark lingering malty finish.
culchiem (3013) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at City Beers. Black with a coffee head. Aroma is sweet whiskey malt. Flavour is velvet vanilla, plum, toasted malt with a warm whiskey base, not too boozy. Finish is sweet malt.